Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said Saturday that age has caught up with dashing batsmen Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Sigh, ruling out the duo from making the cut in the team that will try to defend their World Cup title.
The tournament will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 next year.
Have Yuvi and Viru lost the sting due to their age? (File photo)
"They were great players, one of the best I have seen but time catches up with everyone and so is the case with Viru and Yuvi," Ganguly said at the Aaj Tak conclave Salaam Cricket here.
Ganguly added that time is running out for the two veterans to stage a comeback into the team.
"It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup because the tournament is so near and Dhoni won't make many changes in the side," added the former left handed batsman who led India to the 2003 World Cup final.
Ganguly, who captained India in 147 One-Day Internationals, feels that India's performance in the upcoming quadrennial event will depend on how Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina perform.
"Virat has done well in overseas conditions. He has played match-winning innings in South Africa and Australia. Lot will depend on him. If he does well India will put up a good show. Raina has done very well recently. He has been consistent but it will also be a challenge for him to carry that form in Australia," concluded the 42-year-old.